Dole Bagged Salad Recalled, Linked to E. coli
All packages of "Dole Hearts Delight" bagged salad with a September 19, 2007 "best if used by" date and production codes A24924A or A24924B are being recalled by Dole Food Company Inc., in the U.S. and Canada. In a Press Release, Dole reports that "the recall is occurring because a sample in a grocery store in Canada was found through random screening to contain E. coli O157:H7." The E. coli bacterium, one of the leading causes of food poisoning, produces a powerful toxin that can cause severe stomach and intestinal illness. Dole states that it has received no reports of illness related to this product. Consumers who have questions about the recall can call Dole's Consumer Center at 800-356-3111 (toll-free).